Unit 1 – Pets ESL Kids Lesson


Unit 1: Pets


  • The goal of this ESL kids lesson is to teach learners how to ask for and give reasons. They will learn vocabulary on pets and personality adjectives for describing pets.
  • The purpose of this lesson is to teach students how to ask and answer 'why' questions and to give reasons using the subordinating conjunction 'because' to show the relationship between the independent clause and the dependent clause.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

pets video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

pets game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

pets test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Pets'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

Already a Member?

Not a member yet?

Lesson Story:

Freddie and Lisa are at a pet shop. They are trying to decide which pets they might get. A conversation about preference begins. Freddie likes dogs and Lisa likes cats. Freddie is not a fan of cats because he thinks they are lazy and boring.

They both give reasons for their preferences.


turtle, iguana, cat, dog, parrot, goldfish, hamster, snake, frog, rabbit, personality adjectives - cute, friendly, lazy, quiet

Key Sentences/Grammar

  • What pets do you like?
  • I like dogs.
  • Why do you like dogs?
  • I like dogs because they are friendly and cute.
  • I don't like cats because they are lazy.

Subordinating conjunction 'because.'

  • I like dogs because they are friendly.
  • I don't like cats because they are lazy.

Adjectives (An adjective describes a noun. A personality adjective describes character and can be abstract.)

  • a lazy cat
  • a friendly dog
  • a cute dog
  • a quiet rabbit

This lesson is part of the Level 3 English course.

Download Level 3 Course Manual

Related posts